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NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902

  • NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902

    Between 1899 and 1902 New Zealand sent 10 contingents of troops to fight in South Africa. Many of these men had prior experience in the volunteer forces but others were ordinary citizens who were skilled riders and marksmen. In addition, a small number of New Zealand women served in South Africa as teachers and as nurses. These are their stories.

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  • Page 3 - Women at warWith New Zealand women having gained the right to vote in 1893, the South African War offered them a chance to further establish their independence. While many did this by